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Canton boys open season on the road; Canton girls host home opener

Canton coach Craig Archambault and the Warriors come out of a timeout.

Canton coach Craig Archambault and the Warriors open the season Wednesday night at Somers.

CANTON – With four starters returning, the Canton High boys baskeball team hopes to be a contender for the NCCC championship this winter. Canton went 13-9 a year ago for third-year head coach Craig Archambault and played well enough to earn a first round home game in the Class S tournament.

The Warriors open their 92nd season of varsity basketball on the road at Somers on Wednesday night. Canton has its home opener on Friday night at 7 p.m. when they host Stafford.

Senior forward Cam Daley (12.0 ppg a year ago), senior guard Ben Sullivan (4.1 ppg), junior guard Rieley Hoffman (6.4) and junior guard/forward Cameron Lange (8.3) return for the Warriors.

The Canton High girls basketball team, which won its season opener last week over Coventry, 64-41, plays their home opener tonight against Somers at 7 p.m.

The Warriors (1-0, 1-0 NCCC) were led by sophomore Emily Briggs with a game-high 16 points and Gabby Rose and Maggie Treacy with 15 points each. Emma Charron added nine for Canton, which raced out to a 19-8 lead after one quarter and a 34-19 lead at halftime.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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